New Stamps from Switzerland

Nocturnal Animals

swiss animals stampsSwiss Post has issued a set of special stamps to four native nocturnal animals: the tawny owl, the garden dormouse, the European glow-worm and the hedgehog.

Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Sonja Burger, Wildegg Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset and special varnish Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm, Sheetlets: 210×115 mm (2 rows of 4 stamps) Values: CHF 0.85, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00

Lake Constance

swiss lakes stampsThis natural wonder consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee (upper lake), Untersee (lower lake) and Seerhein, which links the first two. The shoreline of this gem is shared by three countries. So it is no surprise that Swiss Post has chosen to present its new special stamp as a triptych.

Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Wemako Kommunikation, Ermatingen Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: Stamps: 104×37.5 mm (34.7×37.5 mm, 34.7×37.5 mm, 34.7×37.5 mm), Sheet: 134×215 mm (5 rows of 3 stamps) Values: CHF 0.85 x 3

Pro Patria :Fortresses and castles of Switzerland

swiss pro patria stampsCharitable foundation Pro Patria is taking up the cudgels for a historical period of fortress and castle building in Switzerland. The era calls to mind courageous knights, dainty damsels and their heroic feats:…Heinrich, the knight known as “Schru- tan” (the giant), saved a whole regionfrom a fire-breathing dragon. Benedict knocked opponent after opponent from their horses – saddles included – at the grand joust of the nobility, to the applause of his knaves.

Issue Date: 04.05.2016 Designer: Angelo Boog, Wallisellen Printer: Cartor Security Printing, La Loupe, France Process: Offset + Pantone Gold Colours: 5 Colours Size: Stamps: 33×28 mm, Sheets: 194×140 mm (4 rows of 5 stamps) Values: CHF 1.25, 1.50

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